The Chew: Food. Life. Fun.
I’m a fan of the tv show, “The Chew.” I’m a huge fan of the two Iron Chefs, Michael Symon and Mario Batali, of Top Chef finalist Carla Hall, and of the everyday recipes provided by the other two hosts Daphne Oz and Clinton Kelly. This book is just a series of recipes from the show. So it’s nothing you haven’t seen, is just a collection from the show. Which is fine. I have other cookbooks from other shows like this. I just find with The Chew book the layout is not helpful.
It is broken up into seasons. Ordinarily, this would be great. I’m sure the editor decided to equalize the hosts and put everyone together as similar talents. Well, they’re not. I tend to want to find recipe by a certain chef more than I want to look by season. This makes browsing through the recipes a bit more tedious than just going to their website and sorting to see what chef Symon has done recently.
The recipes are fine, we haven’t had any complaints there. But I find I don’t reach for this book that much anymore to make my grocery list. I actually forgot I had it.
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|Author||The Chew • Carla Hall • Mario Batali, Contributor • Gordon Elliott, Contributor • Clinton Kelly, Contributor • Daphne Oz, Contributor • Michael Symon, Contributor|
|Page Count||240 pages|
|Publish Date||September 25, 2009|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|
|Category||Cooking, Food & Wine|